Been busy with clients last few days, so here we are, or here I am, at the end of the first week. Not bad so far. I think the shock of weighing food and getting my head around protein with essential fats and carbohydrates/sugars, is starting to sink in.
This morning I went for a 1 hour and 45 min run and when I got back I had a large glass or fruit juice, with a handful of almonds on the side. Not something I would have previously gone for, but was consciously going through in my head on the last leg on the run, “If I have the fruit juice which is high in GI then I’ve been told I need the protein at the same time to slow down the rush of sugar into the blood stream”. Well, it helped take my mind off the heat and the hill!
Psychologically the structured plan is helping me in terms of not giving up when I’m out training. Yesterday in BMF, it was a killer session. A lot of running with a lot of sets of high intensity circuits. There was a time when I may have said to myself “enough is enough” and would have started slowing down. Yesterday I could continuously tell myself that I had been eating clean all week and therefore, there was no reason for me to be struggling. With this knowledge and mantra in mind I kept on going and pushed till the end of the session.
In the long run this morning, I kept telling myself the same thing. Whereas before on a long run I may have had to walk for a minute here and there, today I didn’t stop once, even on the long up hills.
Am looking forward to taking the next set of measurements tomorrow morning before breakfast to see for myself what one week has done for me. Okay it wont be inches, but it will be something!